Re: packaging questions
Drake Diedrich <email@example.com> writes:
> In this case, I think static libraries will be better. Most programs
> will use only a tiny fraction of the library, a few K out of a 3M library
> file. There will be negligible overlap between dissimilar simultaneously
> running programs. The few-percent shared-library penalty is not always
> trivial. Povray suffers a 25% performance penalty when using shared
> libpovray versus statically linked (on pentium, RISCs shouldn't suffer the
> same penalty due to greater numbers of registers).
I had no idea that the penalties were this high. If generally true,
then I retract my objection to static over shared for this admittedly
performance oriented library.
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